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tli tI a Small individual store co-operation e a thing of the past. 0 The Montana Stores Co., a Cor poration, is co-operating on a plan Where the power of co-operation will be of mutual benefit to the communi- t ty and state. Anyone interested in co-operation should acquaint them selves with the principlls and work- t ing plan of the Montana Stores Co., now operating in Sheridan County, Montana. All inquiries and dates for explana tion on these principles will be cheer fully attended to by Gus W. Vahl . Promoter Whitetail, - Mont. SCOOL DRINKS FOR Walk in and sit down We will treat you right ITIE VALLEY Kelly & Goodman, Proprietors Robt. R. Kahie OUTLOOK t Sells the Champion Cream Saver Threshers' Supplies Belting Tank Pumnps Hose and GU "aadl~a d ;lr ' WE CARRY AtL ,I p' U FOR TOr TIWBrHsonas m AlU W ASHINCGpT OUR WASHINGTON LETTER - _ - - -- , &- . nhliu ntilities ol Washington, , D. C., Oct. o--Poi- e t tical reactionaries have just gone tl through a disastrous week. d Trouble started on Monday morn- a ing, with the peace editorial in that h reactionary mouthpiece, the New b York Times. Everybody jumped on p the Times at once, and its influence t as a dictator to congress was shriv- o eled up as though by a furnace blast. t " Monday afternoon the two branches o of the woman suffrage movement a made their effort to change the I plans of the senate leaders, so that a vote on suffrage would be taken by I the senate in this session. They c were successful. a On Tuesday .and Wednesday the a senate committee on agriculture hal I two of the representatives of the t ,Chainber of Commerce of the United c States sweating in the witness chair, and learned of the financial help giv- I Chicago packers and their numerous allied corporations. Thursday was marked by a power- 1 ful speech in the senate by Borah, who prevented the waterpower leas ing bill from being railroaded to conference committee. Aided by Cummins of Iowa, the Idaho senator held up the game, demanding that a special committee of the senate take up the whole question of providing for public ownership and develop ment of power, instead of the mono poly-breeding scheme of private leas ing. And on Friday the house passed by a unanimous vote the great war taxaiton bill which makes the first serious 'attempt to take from the war profiteers a large part of their war profits. None of the standpatters who last year denounced these tax rates as 'confiscation" dared on this occasion to utter a word of protest. BUIRLEkSON GIVES WORKERS REPRESENTATION Among the very satisfactory events of the week was the public an nouncement by Postmaster General Burleson that he had appointed a trade union leader, Miss Julia O'Con nor of Boston, "representing the or ganized telephone woriers of the country," on a committee which is to investigate and report on working conditions and wages in the, tele phone and telegraph service. This is the first time that Mr. Burleson has ever recognized the trade union riovement, and it is a complete re versal of his former plan, which was to refuse any such recognition. Some weeks ago the house passed the waterpower leasing bill, in a form very highly approved by the power trust lobby and repudiated by President Wilson. The feature which he tried in vain to remedy was the clause in which the power companies are promised an exorbitant rate of payment for their plants when the government takes them over, at the end of a 50-year lease period. Senator Fletcher, chairman of the senate committee on commerce, made an attempt on Thursday to have this bill sent to a conference committee of ,the two houses, although the sen ate had never passed a waterpower .bill which at all resembled the house measure. Two separate bill had been passed by the senate, but they had been handled by different commit tees. PEOPLE SHOULD OWN WATER- s POWER a Senator Borah said bluntly that he t wanted to see a public ownership bill v substituted for the leasing scheme. s "There is no domestic problem," he i said, "in which the country, and the g great West particularly, is more in- c terested ,than that of power develop- g ment. It lies at the base of our fu- E ture growth and prosperity. It is not a problem of mere temporary moment, but is one extending itself j into the remotest future and is asso- 4 dated with our Slermanent happiness I and prosperity. 1 Water power is monopolistic in its I nature, and therefore lends itself to 1 artificial monopoly. It is not neces- i sary for us to be diverted cr unduly affected by the presence or absence of a power trust or a power monop oly at this time. It is suffiient that we know that in the very nature of things weare to have either a monop oty owned and . ontrolled by the -pvi enresit or public authority, or owned and eontrolled by -i'wAte ibidesbt tempered by euppo T isguJatisd. *I uau for ipOBis ow ºsehip and con teeL I have one to this 'o eR isslo to myi w* Sj ~deteno u aý ýF .a * - to themselves the public utilities oI the country. He referred to his own declaration in the senate five years P ago that he was "in favor of abso- cc lute public ownership." He defined c: his present view of the waterpower problem as one of demanding that tthe government' retain its present n ownership, and that the municipali ties, the states, the political divisions of the states, and the government it self should develop and operate this g power. He took up the claim made by the private power lobbyists that mu- d cipal ownership of public utilities is a demoralizing force in politics. He showed that the cities that have the best government in the world are those having municipally owned and I operated utilities. Kellogg of Minnesota, guardian of the special-privilege faith, asked whether Borah would stand for gov ernment ownership of all mines and minerals of all kinds. Borah replied that he stood for public ownership of coal and coal mines now; for the rest of the mining industry he would wait until another time to express r himself, as "Sufficient unto the day is L the evil thereof." RESULTS OF PUBLIC OWNER SHIP He read a report by the city, en gineer of Seattle on the municipally owned water power plant at that point.. This report showed that the y city had gained the advantage of low r er cost to the consumer, with better t service and a readier public control r of the service. Then he qouted the r results of municipal ownership of s power plants in a score of cities, x showing how the cost of electricity s had been reduce 50 to 75 per cent in almost every case. From that he turned to the marvelous record made by the Ontario hydro-electric com s mission, a public body established by L- the province of Ontario to build or a bul electric power plants and to fur a nish power to the people of that L- province. All the way through, Borah was' ,e heckled by Shields of Tennessee, ;o while Poindexter of Washington and g Walsh of Montana suggested that the house bill made it possiblefor a mu as nicipality to get the preference over ,s any private interest in leasing a pow I er site. Borah replied that he want - ed the bill to compel the waterpower s commission to give municipalities and states the first chance in every d development; he did not want any a oficial to have the power to deny the e public interest that preference. WILL BE BANDWAGON ISSUE "Let me indulge in a little prophe cy to. my Democratic friends," he suggested. "Before two years the policy of this administration will be in favor of public ownership and op eration of waterpower. I say that for the reason that the economic and .financial condition will inevitably lead to that conclusion. This waterpower must be developed. It is a supreme necessity. It is a saving of coal; it never wears out; it is as good a thousand years from now as it is now; and in my humble judgment when this leasing plan begins to op erate and it is determined beyond all question that the independent3 can not get into the field, that it is simply doing business with those who are now in control, this administra tion will go unhesitatingly to the de velopment of it through those in strumentalities by means of which independents can be put into the field, and those independents will be muni cipalities and subdivisions of the state and the national government." SPECIAL INTEREST BLUFFING NICELY CALLED Rush C. Butler, the Chicago cor poration lawyer who wrote that chamber of commerce attack upon the federal trade commission when the commission had shown up the a lawless character and the profiteering busy week in Washington. He - squirmed and twisted and grew red r in the face before the senate commit tee on agriculture when it questioned - him on the attitude of the chamber t of commeree toward the packers and f the federal trade commission. He - squirmed some sore when. he repre. iisenrted the National Feed Manufaer i tarers- asspoiation in the senate a a vestgtigai of the selling of adulter I ated feeds tot the armers. And he i- put in saome time with the senate a c i0sltte on $inanc, which wt 8s 't1jtoId *mini tseae ea :~ 4:~ ti.a O th othf~ d, he, was ve tt the cotmnm aoi n for its geetlion that the department of afde. ahod prosecute the mbras bed P who- confessed that they had been planning to prevent ne ompetition in that industry. Ev erythinº the commission did was wrong. On one point Butler had no light he didn't know whether or not the packers wanted the federal trade conmisason to make an investigation of their business. If Henry Ford had made more millions by underpaying his men and selling his cars for 50 per cent more, if he had not promised to give up waT profits, he would be a mighty good candidate for the senate from IMichigan. As it is, few present can didates for that office have a more damaging record. Kansas farmers can appreciate this all better than ever before the value of state-owned elevators and I mills. Their corn crop has failed and the elevators have already shipped 66 per cent of the new wheat out of t the state. The bran and shorts of their own wheat would have been very handy for stock feed. p Want Ads Bring Results. e CALL THE ICE MAN You will need him this weather and be will come on the jump be cause he knows that you need his ice. Just a little ice at very small cost will save a whole lot of expense in preserving perishable goods. Everybody wants the ICE MAN now. Call him yourself, today. AGENT for CONTINENTAL OIL CO., for Pure Missouri River Ice, Office phone No 3. Service at all hours. Light and heavy draying, phone 141 PLENTYWOOS, huI JACK'S TRANSFER LINE "."",, Mining Supplies Buy your blasting powder now, the demand will cause a shortage. Our supply is going to be very short. . ZEIDLER HARDWARE PLENTYWOOD, -:- MONTANA Extra Cost for Quhlty No, Sir/ You'lllikelyfind it holds its good,st. costs you even less isfying taste a I to chew Gravely. It long time. S goes further. You * * ' only need a small It goes farthere chew of this class .zhsy y,,U ca get d_.te e ataste of this class 0;tou" i of tobacco, and it co rwithout extracot" /PY P TON BRAND RealGravel Chewirg P1 1Oa ummd d * . .. S.:,41 SHERIFFS SAiL RIBA STATE BANK, a cor plaintiff, vs. WALTER Cj. ' SON, Defendant. ' 0 To be sold at sheriffs sale on urday, the 2nd day of Nov 1918, at ten o'clock a. front door of the Court H-a Town of Plentywood, se Sheridan, and State of mcoatty the highest bidder for cash a the following described la~s premises, situate, lying andbei scribed as follows, to-wit: 1t . teen (13) of Block Two (2) o Addition to the Town of plenf Sheridan County, Montana,.t - with all the tenements, he ments and appurtenances thereu4 belonging or in any wise appert ing. Dated at Plentywood, 4ont this 8th day of October, 1918. JACK BENN, Sheriff of Sheridan County, l By L. F. FORNCR00 Undershe~i BABCOCK & ELLERY, P lentywood, Montana. First publication, Oct. 4, 1918. Last publication, Nov. 1st, 1918. LOST-Gold band ring with inscK E. K. to R. F., Dec. 26, 1907. 8. ward if returned to Herald oft 25-tf.